VET Certificate II Creative Industries (Media)

* This is a Material Intensive Elective. Confirmed enrolment in this Elective is conditional on payment of the Material Intensive charge of $75.

Units 1 and 2 cover core game development skills in dealing with game engines. Students design and build a game of their own, including assets, puzzles and AI.

This is a year-long course leading to a Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media). Students who complete a second year of study are eligible for a Certificate III in Media. Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media) consists of eight units of competence. In order to receive two units at Units 1 and 2 level, students will be required to complete the four core units totalling 75 hours and four electives to a minimum of 105 hours.

In this subject students are introduced to the game design pipeline. They learn about the key elements required to create a fully functioning game in the Unreal Development Kit (UE4). They complete design documents including game flow, level concepts and storyboards and incorporate feedback from teachers and peers. Students develop their skills in the use of Photoshop, Flash and HTML, which are required for creating in-game menus and heads up displays. This unit also covers OH&S in a game design environment.

Students are required to do a work placement at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment twice a year.


The Diamond Valley College VET IDM program is auspiced by the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, a Registered Training Organisation who monitor the program to ensure it complies with national standards. Trainers from AIE will visit the school at regular intervals, and will also organise visits to the Academy. Students enrolled in these courses will receive their qualification from AIE, and will be offered the opportunity to enrol in post-secondary courses that build on their school experience.

Contact Teacher - Steve Russell